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--recently took a photo of a firefly with my phone after trying
unsuccessfully for 4 years.
--try to like being where I am. Not necessarily DC, but where I am
at any given moment. This helps me to feel pretty much happy about
--like human-powered transportation--like bikes or canoes. I miss
being able to ride my bike to work.
--can write better than this bulleted list seems to show.
--like hiking, whether it's just a walk or running the trails in
Rock Creek Park, Great Falls, or something more elaborate.
--try to think of my sense of humor as innovative, rather than
--am secretly relieved to have learned that OkCupid lies about the
match percentage thing in the name of social experimentation.
A while ago I saw a guy riding a tandem bike alone; I admired his
I’m really good at
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Reading aloud, making up stories, remembering both important and
trivial things, listening, interpreting texts, and writing.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Based on comments over the years, my eyes. Also, my laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I just started school so I no longer have much time to read for
fun, but some of my favorite books are by John Steinbeck, Marilynne
Robinson, David Grossman, Howard Norman, Robertson Davies, Thich
Nhat Hanh, James Baldwin, Li-Young Lee, David Mitchell, Michael
Chabon, Nathan Englander, Alan Lew, and Arthur Green.
I read The Bone Clocks and Lila recently and liked them both very
I started Infinite Jest and people tell me I should pick it up
again. I spent years resenting it because I felt as though I was
required to like it--I also felt this way about Radiohead.
Music: Billy Bragg, The Mountain Goats, Aimee Mann, The National,
The Hold Steady, The Weakerthans, Pharaoh's Daughter, and Benjamin
I like to listen to On Being, This American Life, The Moth, CBC As
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I really hate this question.
Here is what I value:
1) My son.
4) Something to read.
5) Some sort of exercise.
6) A good conversation.
7) A good joke or funny story.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Also, the 12 Officials.
Also, whether I should move to Capitol Hill and get a dog.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I imagine this question is really about what I like to do when I go
I would be happier going to a play, a concert, a movie, or seeing a
band than the ballet.
At least one weekend a month I am at home cooking dinner for my
son, popping popcorn, watching kid movies of varying quality,
making root beer floats, reading aloud, playing catch--or some
combination of all those.
I like to practice yoga several times a week.
I go to as many Nationals games a season as possible, am happy to
go to a Capitals game, but if I never see another game played by
the Washington football team as long as I live, that would be fine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Sometimes I eat food I've dropped on the floor.
That's not entirely true; I always eat food I dropped on the floor.
You should message me if
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You eat food you've dropped on the floor.
Also, if you've lived in DC for more than a couple of months, plan
on staying, and have a dog. Dog ownership isn't necessary, I guess,
but liking dogs is good. I don't have a dog, but I like people who
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